HC Deb 07 March 1966 vol 725 cc434-5W
Mr. Carter-Jones

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the average age at which promotion from principal to assistant secretary takes place in the Civil Service; and what is the average age at which such promotion takes place for principals who have been originally recruited into the administrative grade.

Mr. MacDermot

In 1965 the average age was 43.8 years for all promotions from Principal to Assistant Secretary, and 39.5 years for Principals originally recruited as Assistant Principals by open competition.